MrKersey.Org

 

Mr. Kersey's Lecture Notes

These notes are intended to help my students who may have missed class or are unable to read their own handwriting. They are not a substitute for taking notes and listening in class, and they are by no means complete. These are simply the notes I give in class to guide students in their note-taking during a lecture. Students who miss class will need to get together with a reliable "notes buddy" to get anything else they may have missed.

World History (7th Grade)

What is Geography? The Elements of Geography (Chapter 2)
Economic Basics: Supply and Demand (Chapter 2)
Economic Systems (Chapter 2)
The Punic Wars (Chapter 5)
Islam: The Basic Teachings of Islam (Chapter 8)
The Rise of the Franks: AD 330-751 (Chapter 13)
Charlemagne: King of the Franks (Chapter 13)
Feudal Society (Chapter 13)
The Growth of Medieval Towns and Trade (Chapter 13)
The Medieval Church: Popes and Kings Struggle for Power (Chapter 13)
The Italian Renaissance (Chapter 14)
The Reformation (Chapter 14)

U.S. History (8th Grade)

Early Explorers - The Race for Asian Trade Routes (Chapter 2)
The Early English Colonies - Virginia (Chapter 3)
The New England Colonies (Chapter 3)
The Middle Colonies (Chapter 3)
The Southern Colonies (Chapter 3)
Colonial Economies (Chapter 4)
Colonial Governments (Chapter 4)
Trouble in the Colonies
Steps Toward Conflict
Revolution Begins
Desperate Days and New Hope: The Course of the Revolution
Creating a Republic - The Articles of Confederation
Creating the Constitution
Checks and Balances
The Executive Branch
The Legislative Branch
The Judicial Branch
The Bill of Rights
The Federalist Era: Launching the Nation (Chapter 8)
Jefferson and National Expansion (Chapter 9)
The Era of Good Feelings (or Growth and Expansion)
The Jackson Era (Chapter 11)
The Northern Economy
Expansion and The South
A Divided Nation: The Road to Civil War
The Civil War

Economic Basics

Economic Basics: Supply and Demand

8th Grade Religion

Creed 1: The Amazing Search for God
Creed 2: Divine Revelation
Creed 2: Types of Divine Revelation
Creed 3: Faith
Creed 4: Arguments for God
Creed 4: The Four Attributes of God
Creed 5: The Holy Trinity
Creed 6: Sin and Grace
Creed 8: The New Covenant
The Inquisition - Battling Heresey
Morality 1: In God's Image
Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development
Catholic Faith Handbook Chapter 15: Introduction to the Sacraments

Geography (2001-2009)

What is Geography?
Population
The Development of Culture
Economic Systems
The Pax Romana
The Industrial Revolution in Europe
The Soviet Union - An Extremely Short History
The Cold War - Clash of the Super Powers

World History (2009-2013)

These are older lecture notes from the previous course of study and textbook. 7th graders looking for current notes should use the more recent notes listed above. I will keep these available for interested parties. Please keep in mind these notes are no longer updated or corrected.

What is Geography?
The Development of Culture
Ancient India and the Origins of Hinduism
Buddhism
Islam: The Basic Teachings of Islam
The Rise of the Franks: AD 330-751 (Chapter 17)
Charlemagne: King of the Franks (Chapter 17)
Feudal Society (Chapter 17)
The Growth of Medieval Towns and Trade (Chapter 17)
The Medieval Church: Popes and Kings Struggle for Power
The Reformation
The Great Voyages of Discovery - Part 1
The Great Voyages of Discovery - Part 2: Christopher Columbus
Enlightenment and Revolution
Continuity and Change: The 8 Forces of History
The Industrial Revolution and Imperialism
The Age of Imperialism
World War I: Causes